Nations League 2018-19 Stadiums and Fixtures

nations league group structureDespite being seen initially as yet another example of UEFA meddling in an already packed football schedule, the Nations League has proved a success.  The idea was that by replacing most international friendlies with a league structure teams of similar ability would play each other more often, leading to more competitive and more meaningful matches.  Following the inaugural tournament in 2018-19 that certainly proved to be true.

The addition of qualification places for the Euros / World Cup for lower leagues added significant incentive for teams to want to win, and the promise of the a rare international trophy for the finalists from League A resulted in some seriously competitive football.

Portugal, Netherlands, Switzerland and England all won their respective League A groups in 2018 and as a consequence gained a place in the finals in June 2019.  Portugal were selected as hosts and went on to win the first ever trophy, beating Switzerland in the semis and the Dutch in the final.  England achieved third place beating Switzerland in the third-place play-off following their semi-final defeat to the Netherlands.

League A

CountryFinal RankGroupGroup PositionW-D-LPoints
Portugal 1 3 1 2-2-0 8
Netherlands 2 1 1 2-1-1 7
England 3 4 1 2-1-1 7
Switzerland 4 2 1 3-0-1 9
Belgium 5 2 2 3-0-1 9
France 6 1 2 2-1-1 7
Spain 7 4 2 2-02 6
Italy 8 3 2 1-2-1 5
Croatia 9 4 3 1-1-2 4
Poland 10 3 3 0-2-2 2
Germany 11 1 3 0-2-2 2
Iceland 12 2 3 0-0-4 0

League B

CountryFinal RankGroupGroup PositionW-D-LPoints
Bos & Herz 13 3 1 3-1-0 10
Ukraine 14 1 1 3-0-1 9
Denmark 15 4 1 2-2-0 8
Sweden 16 2 1 2-1-1 7
Russia 17 2 2 2-1-1 7
Austria 18 3 2 2-1-1 7
Wales 19 4 2 2-0-2 6
Czech Rep 20 1 2 2-0-2 6
Slovakia 21 1 3 1-0-3 3
Turkey 22 2 3 1-0-3 3
Ireland 23 4 3 0-2-2 2
N. Ireland 24 3 3 0-0-4 0

League C

CountryFinal RankGroupGroup PositionW-D-LPoints
Scotland 25 1 1 3-0-1 9
Norway 26 3 1 4-1-1 13
Serbia 27 4 1 4-2-0 14
Finland 28 2 1 4-0-2 12
Bulgaria 29 3 2 3-2-1 11
Israel 30 1 2 2-0-2 6
Hungary 31 2 2 3-1-2 10
Romania 32 4 2 3-3-0 12
Greece 33 2 3 3-0-3 9
Albania 34 1 3 1-1-4 3
Montenegro 35 4 3 2-1-3 7
Cyprus 36 3 3 1-2-3 5
Estonia 37 2 4 1-1-4 4
Slovenia 38 3 4 0-3-3 3
Lithuania 39 4 4 0-0-6 0

League D

CountryFinal RankGroupGroup PositionW-D-LPoints
Georgia 40 1 1 3 16
Macedonia 41 4 1 4 15
Kosovo 42 3 1 2 14
Belarus 43 2 1 1 14
Luxembourg 44 2 2 4 10
Armenia 45 4 2 1 10
Azerbaijan 46 3 2 3 9
Khazakhstan 47 1 2 2 6
Moldova 48 2 3 1 9
Gibraltar 49 4 3 2 6
Faroe Is 50 3 3 4 5
Latvia 51 1 3 3 4
Liech'stein 52 4 4 1 4
Andorra 53 1 4 3 4
Malta 54 3 4 2 3
San Marino 55 2 4 4 0

Semi-Finals

Fixture  UK KO TimeStadium
Portugal v Switzerland 5th June, 19:45 Estádio do Dragão
England v Netherlands 6th June, 19:45 Estádio D.

Third Place Play-Off

Fixture  UK KO TimeStadium
England v Switzerland 9th June, 15:00 Estádio D.

2019 Nations League Final

Fixture  UK KO TimeStadium
Netherlands v Portugal 9th June, 19:45 Estádio do Dragão